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Debbie Reynolds to receive 2014 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

18 August 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In January, the Screen Actors Guild will award its 51st Lifetime Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds has been on the big screen, television, and theater in over 50 roles in her 66-year career, breaking out as Kathy Selden in 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain.

The 82-year-old actress has been nominated for five Golden Globe awards and one Oscar (for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, in 1965), but has never been nominated for a SAG award. Her most recent role was as Liberace’s mother in the Steven Soderbergh-directed HBO movie Behind the Candelabra.

“I’m thrilled that SAG-aftra is presenting »

- Jacob Shamsian

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Debbie Reynolds To Be Honored With 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award

18 August 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo courtesy Debbie Reynolds Studios

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the union’s highest accolade will be presented to the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-nominated Reynolds at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt).

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard praised Reynolds’ artistry over her very accomplished career, saying, “I’m thrilled that SAG-AFTRA is presenting our Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. She is a tremendously talented »

- Michelle McCue

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Will Gay Drama ‘Love Is Strange’ Shatter Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling?

13 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Love Is Strange” is one of the rare movies anchored by gay characters not defined by sex. The story is set in a post-gay-rights Manhattan where marriage is legal for George (Alfred Molina) and Ben (John Lithgow), longtime partners who get hitched in a local park, surrounded by their closest friends. To fund the $1.2 million drama, which Sony Pictures Classics will platform release Aug. 22, director Ira Sachs turned to his community for help. “I got financing from 25 individuals, the majority of whom were retired lesbian businesswomen,” says Sachs over lunch on a recent afternoon in the West Village. “They cared about the story, and believed it could speak to a wide audience.” Sachs says the backers have already turned a profit from worldwide distribution deals out of Sundance and Berlin.

If not for its unconventional financing, “Love Is Strange” might never have found its way to the big screen. While »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Holy Criminal Reincarnation! : Top 10 Underused TV Batman Villains Repackaged in the Movies

9 August 2014 7:16 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We are incorporating two elements here in the Caped Crusader’s universe: applying the Batman 60′s ABC-tv show (1966-1968/3 seasons) with the Batman film franchise (1989 and beyond). The link that we are looking for to connect Batman’s cheesy television past and its current and future filming state of mind is the conception of repackaging the Dynamic Duo’s cartoonish villains from the small screen and giving them new life on the big screen in the millennium. Let’s examine this line of reasoning, shall we?

As any Batman enthusiast (or casual observer) knows about the campy TV series back in the late 60′s is that the main off-kilter charm was the colorful and wacky regular guest star villains that populated the program many times through the three-year broadcast on the network. Household hooligans such as Catwoman, the Joker, the Penguin and the Riddler would return and become the routine »

- Frank Ochieng

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The 'Gypsy' film with Barbra Streisand might still be happening after all

1 August 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Here she is, boys; here she is, world… here’s Barbra! Well, maybe.

After years in development, it looks like a new film adaptation of the musical Gypsy is back on track with Barbra Streisand potentially directing herself as Mama Rose. Universal has now reportedly hired Richard Lagravenese to write a new script for the musical by Jule Styne, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim, a smart move for the studio. Lagravenese worked with Streisand before, on 1996′s The Mirror Has Two Faces, and wrote HBO’s splashy Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra. He also recently finished directing his film adaptation »

- Jake Perlman

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Rob Lowe Clearly Loves Creeping Us Out

14 July 2014 5:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I just watched Rob Lowe in the new movie "Sex Tape," where he plays a seemingly mild-mannered exec who has a very dark, very shocking wild side. I concluded one thing: Rob Lowe loves, loves, loves creeping us out. It's his favorite thing. I imagine Rob Lowe reads scripts, chuckles a bit, and says, "This will make everyone uncomfortable. I'm doing it." He just goes for it, this guy. Here are five of our favorite times he was a total creep. 1. In "Tommy Boy," he was an evil, Mom-loving bastard.  In twenty seconds, you understand everything that is awesome and creepy about Rob Lowe in "Tommy Boy." 2. Remember "Crazy Six"? Bet you don't. The point is: Don't mess with Billie. Just look at Rob Lowe as outlaw Billie in this unreal 1997 film about mafia families vying for control of the arms trade. If the appearance of Burt Reynolds isn't upsetting enough, »

- Louis Virtel

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Emmy Nominations 2014 Wish List: Lead Actor/Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

25 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The 2014 Emmy nominations will be revealed July 10 and in the days leading up to that big announcement we'll be sharing our dream picks for nods in the big categories. You can find our picks for the reality categories here and Variety Series here. Today's focus: Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

The miniseries / movie acting race is an interesting one because some of the actors and actresses submitted on the ballot hail from critically acclaimed shows like "Fargo" and "American Horror Story: Coven," as opposed to more conventional movies and miniseries.

Last year, Michael Douglas took home a statue for his turn as Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra" and Laura Linney won for "The Big C: Hereafter." Time will tell which actors and actresses make the competitive cut in this category this year.

Here are our dream 2014 Emmy nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor and »

- Alana Altmann

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Ensemble TV Actors Shine in Smaller Roles

10 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Let’s be honest: While it’s great to win an Emmy — any Emmy — almost every actor would prefer a leading role to a supporting one.

That said, some of today’s top movie stars got their start in a supporting TV role. Woody Harrelson first came to fame playing the dim but sweet Woody on “Cheers,” a role for which he was nominated for six Emmys and won once (Harrelson also was nominated in 2012 for playing Steve Schmidt in HBO’s “Game Change”). Two-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper was once Sydney Bristow’s (Jennifer Garner) best friend on J.J. Abrams’ “Alias.” And even Leonardo DiCaprio got his start playing foster child Luke Brower on “Growing Pains.”

So it’s not all bad playing second fiddle. After all, Lupita Nyong’o made quite a splash as the stylish newcomer and ultimately Oscar’s supporting actress.

Still, it can be hard »

- Paige Albiniak

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Cannes: Baltasar Kormakur to Direct Michael Douglas-Ronald Reagan Film (Exclusive)

13 May 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Baltasar Kormakur, an Icelandic helmer-producer who’s become one of Hollywood’s hottest film directors, is in discussions to direct “Reykjavik,” a historical drama chronicling the 1986 Reykjavik Summit which took place during the Cold War.

Kormakur, who was born and raised in the Icelandic capital, would take over the long-gestating project that Ridley Scott and Mike Newell once considered directing.

Michael Douglas is attached to star as President Ronald Reagan, a meaty role that will surely spark critical buzz as did his part as Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra.”

Kormakur recently wrapped the shoot of Paramount’s “Everest” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin, and has said he will next direct the English-language epic tale “Vikings,” which he will co-produce via his Icelandic shingle Rvk Studios and a soon-to-be-announced U.S. studio.

Set against the backdrop of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, “Reykjavik” will depict the meeting of »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Matt Damon Ready To Reprise Bourne Role

6 May 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s been seven years since Matt Damon last played super spy Jason Bourne in the hugely popular series.  But it seems he is open to playing him again if Paul Greengrass returns as director. Speaking to CNBC Damon said:

“I’ve always been open to it if Paul Greengrass is the director, we’ve just never been able to come up with a story… It felt like such a good way to end it last time.  Having said that, I love that character. I’d love to see what happened to him.”

Paul Greengrass directed the recent hit Captain Phillips which earned a massive six Acadamy Award nominations.  Damon and Greengrass last worked together on Green Zone in 2010.  Since then Damon has starred in several hits such as True Grit, The Adjustment Bureau and the award winning Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra.

All of the Bourne films are hugely »

- Lucinda Holt

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5 Things to Know About the Magic Mike Sequel

18 April 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Magic Mike sequel is oiling up and ready to get busy: Warner Bros. confirms to People that the flick is due July 3. 2015, with with, of course, star Channing Tatum returning. But as for that rumored title - Magic Mike: Xxl- it's not certain and might change, insiders say. Here's five more things to know about the sexy sequel: 1. Some of the Original Cast Might Be Returning"I think everybody's gonna be back, I think, and obviously nobody's deals are done," Magic Mike writer and star Channing Tatum told MTV at the Movie Awards Sunday. Insiders say some of »

- Jeff Nelson

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Jennifer Lopez, Tegan and Sara among GLAAD Media Award winners

13 April 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jennifer Lopez and Tegan and Sara were honoured at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday (April 12).

The first of two ceremonies paying tribute to advocates for the Lgbt community was held last night at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, with Ross Mathews overseeing the festivities.

Lopez was the top honoree of the night, receiving the Vanguard Award for her support of equal marriage.

She was also commended for bringing important issues impacting the Lgbt community to light in The Fosters, the television drama programme that she produces.

The Fosters - which is about an interracial lesbian couple - was the recipient of the Outstanding Drama Series prize.

Tegan and Sara won in the Outstanding Music Artist category over Elton John, Goldfrapp, Lady Gaga and Vampire Weekend.

The Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series Award went to the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.

Another slate of awards will be given »

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Jennifer Lopez, Tegan and Sara among GLAAD Media Awards winners

13 April 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jennifer Lopez and Tegan and Sara were honoured at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday (April 12).

The first of two ceremonies paying tribute to advocates for the Lgbt community was held last night at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, with Ross Mathews overseeing the festivities.

Lopez was the top honoree of the night, receiving the Vanguard Award for her support of equal marriage.

She was also commended for bringing important issues impacting the Lgbt community to light in The Fosters, the television drama programme that she produces.

The Fosters - which is about an interracial lesbian couple - was the recipient of the Outstanding Drama Series prize.

Tegan and Sara won in the Outstanding Music Artist category over Elton John, Goldfrapp, Lady Gaga and Vampire Weekend.

The Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series Award went to the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.

Another slate of awards will be given »

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WrestleMania 30 Results: 21 Best Internet Reactions To The Undertaker’s Streak Ending

7 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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As some fans were already looking ahead to the seemingly inevitable possibility of The Undertaker facing the surely soon-to-be signed Sting at next year’s main event, the WWE apparently ignored the fan memo and pulled a switch on almost everyone’s expectations. Having allowed Lesnar to lose his last two main event slots, few could have expected that the WWE would push the Beast, under Paul Heyman’s management, into the most auspicious position in WrestleMania’s history.

Some of the stars of the event will be remembered for their greatness, or for their legacy, as Hulk Hogan, Mr T, ‘Taker himself and even Liberace will, but Brock Lesnar will now be committed to history forever as the man who ended the Undertaker’s unthinkable run of success at WrestleMania.

To say the crowd was left shocked is something of an understatement…

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It was by no means a pretty match, »

- Simon Gallagher

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WWE: 10 Stars Accused Of Not Paying Their Dues

31 March 2014 12:54 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Wrestling fans love to complain; in our own socially maladjusted way, we’re often a lot like fans of actual sports, in our own, socially maladjusted way. Many are armchair grapplers with a million things to say about the product,but only the internet to listen, where online forums, social network feeds, and blog posts abound with homespun wisdom on everything from which Diva we wish we could approach publicly to whether or not the Oklahoma character was just misunderstood. It’s a kind of social schizophrenia: we have an audience, even if it is only ourselves.

We’re kind of like our angry grandfathers in a way, except our telescreens yell back at us.

Among the most popular topics is whether or not a given wrestler deserves a spot. Over the years, the industry has seen plenty of stars accused of not paying their dues, not only by so-called “smart” marks, »

- Forrest Gabitsch

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Billy Eichner Back “On The Street” And Why Travolta “Is Our Liberace”

12 March 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Billy Eichner tirelessly working the streets of Manhattan (to our amusement)

If anyone can get away with running through the streets of Manhattan getting strangers to do everything from naming white celebrities to telling Olivia Wilde to her face that she’s “pretty for a single dollar bill”, it’s Billy Eichner.

The out comedian/producer/actor has been building a fan base over the past few years with his popular videos and appearances on shows like Conan, The Wendy Williams Show as well as voice work on Fox’s Bob’s Burgers.

Even he will admit that it’s not too difficult these days to get big names to appear on his game show, Funny Or Die’s Billy On The Street, which returns for a third season of episodes tonight on Fuse. This season alone, a cavalcade of guest stars include Rachel Dratch, Lena Dunham, Neil Patrick Harris, »

- Jim Halterman

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what’s on Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer, Curzon on Demand (from Mar 10)

10 March 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

new to streaming

Gravity: stunningly accomplished space survival adventure: heartstopping and heartbreaking; the best film of 2013; just don’t call it science fiction [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

I caught up with…

Odd Thomas: it feels smaller and more rushed — and less plausible — than it should, but Anton Yelchin is charming, and the snappy comic tone sometimes works [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

new to Prime

Behind the Candelabra: utterly riveting true story of showman Liberace’s tormented relationship with a much younger lover, with equal measures of hilarity and tragedy; Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are at their very best [at Amazon UK Instant Video] The Big Year: pleasantly sentimental flick about life, the universe, and everything… and birdwatching; charming performances by Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, and Jack Black [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video] Mud: Matthew McConaughey shines as the tragic outsider in a poignant Southern coming-of-age tale [at Amazon UK Instant Video] Song for Marion »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – March 10th 2014

10 March 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Perhaps the only news of note this week is that in a move echoing what they did with Breaking Bad, Netflix has swooped in and gained rights to the TV series of From Dusk Til Dawn made in the states for Robert Rodriguez’s new El Rey network cable channel. Netflix will stream the episodes the day after they air in the states every week, curiously they are still billing this as ‘A Netflix Original’ when this isn’t the case necessarily. I have no idea as to the quality of this, the film From Dusk Til Dawn was one of my favourites when I was a teenager but how you drag that out into a ten part TV show I don’t know, let alone a possible second series. I watched the trailer and it looks solid and well-made as opposed to a cheap cash in and features Don Johnson »

- Chris Holt

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The Act of Killing wins top prize at first Guardian Film Awards

7 March 2014 2:09 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Joshua Oppenheimer's study of 1960s Indonesian death squads wins best film, beating Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave

The Act of Killing has taken the top prize at the inaugural Guardian Film Awards.

Joshua Oppenheimer's surreal study of the Indonesian death squads of the 1960s was nominated in three fields – best director, biggest game-changer and best film.

It triumphed in best film over the Oscar winners 12 Years a Slave and Gravity, as well as two other foreign language films, The Great Beauty and Blue is the Warmest Colour.

Oppenheimer said of the recognition: "Artistically, it's a far more meaningful award to me than an Oscar."

The film – voted best film of 2013 by Guardian critics, and seventh best of the year by Guardian readers – was also strongly championed by the two external judges, Claudia Winkleman and Adam Curtis; the former calling it "one of the best films I've ever seen »

- Catherine Shoard

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Here's What Steven Soderbergh's Version of 'Psycho' Looks Like

26 February 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  For a guy who said he was going to retire, Steven Soderbergh has kept himself rather busy. He recently celebrated the successes of Behind the Candelabra, about flamboyant pianist Liberace (and his hair), which took home multiple Golden Globes. His 10-part miniseries for Cinemax called The Knick will debut this year. Soon, we’ll see Chloe Grace Moretz starting in his off-Broadway play The Library. In the meantime, the tireless director has whipped up an experimental cut of Psycho (playfully called Psychos) — probably between his morning coffee and mowing the lawn, no biggie. Combining Hitchcock’s 1960 landmark film with Gus Van Sant’s 1998 shot-for-shot remake, Soderbergh’s remix darts between color footage and the...

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- Alison Nastasi

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